Reclaiming streets for people in crime prone areas. That’s the aim of “safewalks”: a practical, but exciting, concept described by one of the nation’s leading greenway advocates.
Public Health & Safety
Planning for public health was one of the primary initial concerns of American planners during the early years of the 20th century. It still remains a fundamental concern, whether in terms of flooding, wildfires, earthquakes and other natural disasters — or in dealing with issues such as the impact of roadway design and vehicle speeds on the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists, or with issues such as pollution.
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